The need for public sector organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted. Few senior executives remain to be convinced! With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, the Accelerating Digital Interactive Forum for Public Sector Leaders will present scenarios covering the public sector workplace of the future. Organised by Microsoft Gold Partner ...

Previous Bridgeall blog posts have argued that successful digital transformation requires the integration of strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture AND technology. The failure to recognise these mutual dependencies is one of the main reasons why many attempted transformations will fail. Digital Culture: Your Competitive Advantage Recent research by Microsof ...

This, as they say, is cool! Microsoft has recently announced preview of the Power BI for Mixed Reality app. As regular readers of the Bridgeall blog will know, we are strong advocates of the business benefits to be derived from using Power BI, a suite of tools from Microsoft that automatically transforms your organisation’s data into rich visuals. Positioned as a leader in Gart ...

Conflicting views continue to be expressed on the thorny issue of government IT procurement. According to Niall Quinn, Technology Procurement Director at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK government’s Digital Marketplace, created to make government procurement easier, more transparent and accessible to SMEs, has resulted in a “major overhaul of the public sector procur ...

Our previous blog post (Year of the Cloud), argued that a tipping point had been reached in enterprise cloud adoption. In this post, we present an overview of Microsoft Azure, the world’s fastest growing cloud platform for corporate and public sector organisations. What is Azure? Launched in February 2010 (as Windows Azure), Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for buil ...

The 14th Benchmark Measurement of European eGovernment Services has just been published by the Commission. Based on a survey of 10,000 websites across all EU countries, the benchmark exercise evaluated the quantity and quality of digital service relating to four life events – starting a business, losing and finding a job, studying and family life. Four top-level benchmarks were ...

One of the key pillars of successful transformation is building digital operating advantage – leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for working differently, improving productivity and efficiency, achieving cost savings, building a more collaborative and agile organisation. Evidence would suggest that most organisations still have a long road to travel before re ...

Recent research by PwC highlights a number of concerns re-the state of digital in UK local authorities. These include a lack of preparedness for cyber-attacks and a significant decline in confidence in the ability of local authorities to implement digital transformation. This is happening against a background where there is growing citizen appetite to have more services deliver ...

Previous posts in this series have presented very practical advice covering the development of a digital transformation strategy relevant to your own organisation; from understanding your external and internal digital landscape, through agreeing business goals and objectives, to deciding the key digital actions and initiatives you need to implement for ‘getting there’. In a ser ...

Welcome to the second in our series of blog articles covering the key technologies underpinning digital transformation, the range of software support services provided by Bridgeall to help you on your journey – see Software and Technology: The Engine Driving Digital Transformation (Video). In the first article, we argued that the flexibility provided by a Cloud-enabled infrastr ...